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Thinking of going skydiving , any advice

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by raven11, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. fx77

    fx77 CLM

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    The recruit asked the jumpmaster about his first jump.
    Jumpmaster said at what altitude to pull the main chute. And if it did not open , the atwhat altitude to pull the aux. chute.
    the recruit asked ," and what if my first and second chutes do not open? How long will I live?"
    Jumpmaster said, " Son , U will live until U hit the ground."
    Best wishes :)
     
  2. LASTRESORT20

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    Agree....^^^

    and make sure its "packed" right.... :)
     

  3. gruntmedik

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    Don't eat White Castles before going.
     
  4. Detectorist

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    Make sure your health and life insurance cover you. Many don't.
     
  5. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Odd, I get coverage for technical scuba. Is it dependent on whether or not you are a tourist or a hobbyist?
     
  6. Glockdude1

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    Caution: Skydiving is very addictive/expensive!!


    I know!!

    D-13766 :supergrin:
     
  7. Detectorist

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    I don't think so. The insurance I sold classified skydiving as a hazardous activity and excluded coverage for it.

    Are you a member of DAN? I used to live a few blocks from it in Durham.
     
  8. Radam3

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    Do it! and get the video! When I went there were two options for video, a fisheye lens on my tandem partners wrist, or a second jumper from afar. If you have the same option, get the one from on your tandem partner's wrist. You will get to see a lot more and HEAR your reactions. The other video you cant hear yourself, and you dont get to see as much...
     
  9. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Absolutely. I also carry tech/pro coverage through NAUI who uses Certain Underwriters at Lloyds.
     
  10. Glockdude1

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    Get the video, get the pics. You will hate yourself later if you don't.

    :cool:
     
  11. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Meh, for the cost I can YouTube anyone else's.
     
  12. raven11

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    The cost for the photo package isn't that bad, $100 for video or photos , $120 for both , $130 for it to be put on a USB drive, and $155 for 1080i blu ray

    Thanks for the idea!
     
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  13. Lone_Wolfe

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    Do it, then post the video!
     
  14. glock_19guy1983

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    Be sure to yell "Geronimo" when you exit the plane.
     
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    Bring a case of beer. Stay at the DZ until after the last flight of the day.
    Make lifelong friends and allow your life to change.

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  16. syntaxerrorsix

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    :thumbsup:

    Best advise in thread no matter the daring.
     
  17. Clutch Cargo

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    Tip the guy that packs the 'chutes. :wavey:
     
  18. PhotoFeller

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    I've never jumped or had an interest in doing it, but I admire you for being willing to go for something most of us don't have the nerve to do.

    After reading through this thread, my advice is to take the slow descent if your jump partner can maneuver a bit to give you more hang time; savor the experience to the max.

    Your jump will provide rich conversation material for the rest of your days. Take some time afterwards to write down every detail of the experience you can think of. Take photos of the airplane, your jump partner, the pilot, the jump service hangar and signs. Your journal and the photos will have great personal value in years to come.
     
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    Been 3 times, most fun I ever had I think. The thing I remember is how quiet it is after your chute is open and your just drifting. I did the video package and he used the Aerosmith song "Living on the edge" timed it to when the song has the long pause is when my chute was opening.

    When someone ask me if I even been up in a plane I tell em I been up 3 times but never landed in one.
     
  20. Glockdude1

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    D.B. Cooper style.........

    :supergrin: